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Allagash Brewing Company Victor Francenstein (365 Day 365)

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Allagash Victor Francenstein

The entire crew (Rich, Chuck, and Steve) was over to help celebrate American craft beer number 365. Three beers were served up and in the following order:

Each of these beers was solid in their own way but only one could reach the lofty status of beer number 365. Obviously you can read and noticed in the title that Victor Fancenstein was the perfect beer for the evening. The drinkability of Victor set it apart from other two beers, although I must mention that the 2+ year old bottle of Ivan was damn smooth drinking. Black Tuesday was too hot. I suspected it would be but I had never had it fresh. I wanted something to gauge it buy. It will be a fantastic beer some day.

Victor Fancenstein is a complex beer that is perfect right now. The tart, grapes, oak, and various other attributes make a subtlety complex beer that goes down easy and begs the senses back for more.

I will sum up the experience with my next entry as this is a celebration of beer 365, not the year long experience. My thoughts and wrap up next. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 9.4

Useless Fact: Until the 1950’s, Tibetans disposed of their dead by taking the body up to a hill, hacking it into little pieces, and feeding the remains to the birds.

Allagash Brewing Company Odyssey (365 Day 331)

Friday, October 28th, 2011

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Another Tuesday Night Beer Club (TNBC) has come and gone. If you are sharp, you would notice that this is written about a American craft beer drank on Thursday, so why would I bring up TNBC? In order to accommodate schedules Thursday is used as the alternate day. You don’t change the name of the event because you change the day. Think of it this way: your work week is Tuesday through Saturday, you are off on Sunday and Monday. The days of the week don’t change names to accommodate the change in the “normal” work schedule.

Now that that is out of the way on to American craft beer number 331: Odyssey by Allagash Brewing Company. A Belgian Dark Strong Ale, Odyssey is a divine indulgence. Ed brought a July 2009 bottle to the table and shared. Aroma and taste are smooth and delicious. Both the nose and mouth are complex full of dark fruits, spice, caramel, and toffee.

The high cost of Allagash beers drives me crazy but this one might be worth it. Enjoy!

Useless Fact: Zachary Taylor, twelfth president of the United States, did not vote until he was sixty-two. He did not even vote in his own election. Taylor, a professional soldier, lived in so many places during his life that he was unable to establish a legal residence until he retired.

Allagash Brewing Company Coolship Red (365 Day 297)

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

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I don’t have time to really follow the happenings in American craft beer for the entire United States. That’s the main reason I try to keep it local. There is enough cool stuff going on in the Midwest that I cannot attend, why worry about even more.

I have mentioned a transaction partner from Maine before. He sent me a bottle of Coolship Red by Allagash Brewing Company several weeks back. I really didn’t realize the low production of this brew, so I am more than happy to have a chance to review for American craft beer 297 of 365.

Coolship Red has something fantastic about from the very beginning. The pink-red hue to the pour brings the raspberries right to the forefront. Tart, hay, raspberries, and an acidic lemony profile bring about thought of a gueze. A really solid beer that is good now, ageing would only bring on more complexity. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 8 (15%), Drinkability: 9 (35%), Overall: 8.9

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